List of breweries in Michigan

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The Richter Brewery office building in Escanaba

Breweries in Michigan produce a wide range of beers in different styles that are marketed locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. In 2012 Michigan's 120 brewing establishments (including breweries, brewpubs, importers, and company-owned packagers and wholesalers) employed 595 people directly, and more than 36,000 others in related jobs such as wholesaling and retailing.[1] Altogether, 140 people in Michigan had active brewer permits in 2012.[2] Michigan beer marketing and coordination is generally handled by the Michigan Brewers Guild.

Including people directly employed in brewing, as well as those who supply Michigan's breweries with everything from ingredients to machinery, the total business and personal tax revenue generated by Michigan's breweries and related industries was more than $900 million.[1] Consumer purchases of Michigan's brewery products generated more than $290 million extra in tax revenue.[3] In 2012, according to the Brewers Association, Michigan ranked 13th in the number of capita per craft brewery with 122 craft breweries, and 81,013 capita per craft brewery.[4]

Brewing companies vary widely in the volume and variety of beer produced, from small nanobreweries and microbreweries to massive multinational conglomerate macrobreweries. For context, at the end of 2013 there were 2,822 breweries in the United States, including 2,768 craft breweries subdivided into 1,237 brewpubs, 1,412 microbreweries and 119 regional craft breweries.[5] In that same year, according to the Beer Institute, the brewing industry employed around 43,000 Americans in brewing and distribution and had a combined economic impact of more than $246 billion.[6]

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  4. ^ "Capita per Brewery" (PDF). Brewers Association. Retrieved May 20, 2014.
  5. ^ "Brewers Association Announces 2013 Craft Brewer Growth". Retrieved May 14, 2014.
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  16. ^ Klug, Fritz (September 8, 2013). "Keweenaw Brewing Company Is a Community Gathering Place with $2.50 Pints". MLive.com. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
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  21. ^ Smith, Jeff (October 5, 2009). "The Creative World of Traverse City's Right Brain Brewery". MyNorth. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  22. ^ Klug, Fritz (September 23, 2013). "Right Brain Brewery Offers Culinary Inspired Beers". MLive.com. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
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  24. ^ "Public turns out for Reed City Brewing Company's grand opening". Herald Review Newspaper. 2017-07-03. Retrieved 2019-03-21.
  25. ^ Wayland, Michael (April 10, 2012). "Rochester Mills Production Brewery Founder Ready to Expand Beer Brands Statewide". MLive. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  26. ^ Buechel, Jennifer (February 2, 2015). "Inside The Kitchen: Frankfort's Stormcloud Brewing Company". 5&10 News. Retrieved June 6, 2016.
  27. ^ Allen, Robert (January 20, 2016). "Flint Brewery: Drink Unleaded Beer, Help Kids", Detroit Free Press. Retrieved March 5, 2016.
  28. ^ Barber, Casey (August 2, 2019). "Say Cheers to the 15 Best Beer Cities around the World". CNN Travel. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
  29. ^ Wittkowski, Tony (December 15, 2016). "'Spontaneous Beer' a Specialty at Transient Artisan Ales". Harbor County News. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
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  31. ^ Place, Ryan M. (November 12, 2014). "South Lyon's Witch's Hat Brewing Company Expands". Detroit Metro Times. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  32. ^ Webster, Jessica (December 26, 2013). "Ann Arbor's Wolverine State Brewing Co. Now Serving Food". MLive. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
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  34. ^ Houck, Brenna (2018-02-02). "Falling Down Beer Company Abruptly Closes All of Its Taprooms". Eater Detroit. Retrieved 2019-04-05.

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